Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

“High-handed usurpation and outrage”: The End of Washington City Canal

Benjamin Severson was incensed. The work he’d devoted so much time and energy into had been undone. Despite many critics, Severson, a civil engineer and foreman under Montgomery Meigs for … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

District’s labor market and workforce are intertwined with Maryland and Virginia

Originally posted on District, Measured:
In 2014, nearly 774,000 workers reported working in the District of Columbia and they collectively earned $63.5 billion in wages and salaries. Of these workers,…

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

DC Employment data April 2015

[quick visualization of the data] Click here for PDF: DCemploymentapr2015r http://dhcd.dc.gov/release/district-columbia-economy-adds-3800-jobs-april. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 District of Columbia Economy Adds 3,800 Jobs in April Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Department … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Supermarkets in the District of Columbia – 2015

Supermarkets in the District of Columbia (Update of a post from 2014) In Washington DC understanding the locations of supermarkets is severely hampered by the business licensing structure; major chain supermarkets did not … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Homeownership in the District

Originally posted on District, Measured:
In 2014, according to data compiled by the Federal Housing Finance Agency on home purchase prices, homes in the District sold for over three times…

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment